Definition: This entry includes three subfields. Total area is the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines. Land area is the aggregate of all surfaces delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines, excluding inland water bodies (lakes, reservoirs, rivers). Water area is the sum of the surfaces of all inland water bodies, such as lakes, reservoirs, or rivers, as delimited by international boundaries and/or coastlines.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Area map
8 Countries that Produce the Most Acid Rain in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 8/30/2016 5:26:03 AM
These 8 countries that produce the most acid rain in the world should really think about the environment ... There are some cases when these chemical compounds end up in a dry area. In this case, they get mixed with the dust and fall to the ground.
Zika around the world: Where do we stand?
CNN - 8/30/2016 11:16:48 AM
"If it's explosive in an area, then you can get an answer within ... for Puerto Rico to fight its epidemic. Other Caribbean countries also continue to battle Zika as their outbreaks continue. The World Health Organization says Martinique has 10 cases ...
Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area
The Huffington Post - 8/26/2016 4:26:22 AM
Bush, Papahānaumokuākea was already larger than all of the country’s national parks combined ... #BREAKING: U.S. creates world’s largest protected area in Hawaii https://t.co/UYKNyA5ehL #MahaloObama pic.twitter.com/oekgfF7IuJ
When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World
NPR News - 8/29/2016 6:20:19 PM
That increased the area of the country itself." The quake expanded the country of ... the Great Chilean Earthquake revealed something new about the planet — that the world itself can vibrate like a guitar string. The seismic waves went through every ...
Qatar- Traffic diversion on several streets in Industrial Area
MENAFN - 8/29/2016 1:55:28 PM
Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has announced that streets 658, 656, 654 and 660 in Doha Industrial Area will be closed from this evening ... Chooses ORION ERP Suite to Consolidate its Country Operations, MENAFN Press (MENAFN Press) After ...
China's new plan to build a world-class aircraft engine
CNN Money - 8/29/2016 6:17:20 AM
China has set up a new state-owned aviation firm to help meet one its top tech goals: building a world-class aircraft engine ... and boosting its capabilities has been a priority as the country seeks to increase its military clout. Beijing's most recent ...
World's first driverless taxi service plans to operate in 10 cities by 2020
Public Radio International - 8/29/2016 5:30:13 PM
said the firm is eyeing tests by early next year in three other Asian countries which he declined to name. He said an announcement of the test venues would be made within the next month or so. The company last week kicked off the world's first driverless ...
President Obama Just Made the World’s Largest Protected Area, and It’s In Hawaii
Inertia - 8/29/2016 4:04:19 PM
But it truly is an area that deserves protection. Within the new boundaries of the Papahānaumokuākea National Monument lies an extraordinary amount of things worth protecting. The world’s oldest living animal, for example–a black coral somewhere ...
One of the World's Biggest Fisheries Is on The Verge of Collapse
National Geographic - 8/29/2016 11:39:28 AM
This is one of the world’s most important fisheries ... He champions the idea of a “peace park,” a kind of marine protected area where all countries would put a freeze on their claims and halt all activities, like island building, that bolster ...
Largest Countries in the World by Area
mapsofworld.com - 8/11/2016 11:56:38 PM
The map of the ten largest countries by area is an interactive map of the world showing the largest countries. Hover your mouse over each of the top ten countries to see their areas in square kilometers.
The Largest Countries in the World
worldatlas.com - 7/12/2016 11:56:25 PM
Algeria, at 2.38 million square kilometers, is the tenth-largest country in the world by area and the only African country in the top 10. Situated in Northern Africa, Algeria has a Mediterranean coastline 998 km long. 90 percent of the country is desert ...
Should LGBT Travelers Visit Anti-LGBT Countries?
nomadicmatt.com - 8/29/2016 12:15:15 PM
For me, it’s a gray area. There’s no clear-cut answer for how or where I ... But, by visiting anti-gay destinations, can we actually make a difference? A 2012 UN World Tourism Organization report estimates that the economic impact of LGBT travelers ...
Singapore confirms Zika spread; some countries issue travel warnings
foreigndesknews.com - 8/30/2016 11:38:16 AM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in Singapore rose to 82 on Tuesday, with some of the latest infections detected beyond the area of the initial outbreak. Several countries ... in one of the world's busiest travel hubs ...
What is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country?
answers.com - 8/24/2016 7:52:09 PM
Making the world better, one answer at a time. Canada is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country. Canada is the largest country by area in the world that borders only one other country.
Think the world is overcrowded? These 10 maps show why you’re wrong
weforum.org - 8/30/2016 1:39:58 PM
Only 5% of the world lives in the entire blue area. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red area (bonus points if you can name the two countries it covers). Australia may be the country with the most extreme population concentration ...